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2015 Kentucky Derby

Steadman wanted to see some Kentucky Colonels, but he wasn’t sure what they looked like.
I told him to go back to the clubhouse men’s rooms and look for men in white linen suits
vomitting in the urinals. “They’ll usually have large brown whiskey stains on the front of
their suits,” I said. “But watch the shoes, that’s the tip-off. Most of them manage to avoid
vomitting on their own clothes, but they never miss their shoes.”

— Hunter S. Thompson, from the Kentucky Derby.

Photos cc by Jeremy Parnell.